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Rams knock out Carson Wentz but fail to hold on to the ball and the lead in loss to NFC-leading Eagles

Rams knock out Carson Wentz but fail to hold on to the ball and the lead in loss to NFC-leading Eagles

He sprinted out of the Coliseum tunnel, leading teammates onto the field for pregame introductions before a hyped-up anticipatory crowd.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff never stopped running. He made a hard right to the sideline, and continued at full speed to the far end zone, as if to collect his thoughts or relish the moment before he played the Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz.

“It was a really good atmosphere out there,” Goff said. “It felt like a playoff game.”

Sunday’s matchup between Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, and Wentz, the No. 2 pick, mostly lived up to its billing. Wentz passed for four touchdowns before suffering a potentially...

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